SIDE VIEW’S WEEKEND THEME : ELEPHANTS : FRIDAY FLASH 55

“Miz Scarlett, that bourbon ain’t gone do you no good; you pourin’ two glasses every time, uh uh!

Bin tellin’ you over a month now, he ain’t never comin’ back, your own fault.

No amount of licker goin’ to drown the elephant in this room.”

Scarlett shuts her eyes and wishes Mammy would shut up.

From Wikipedia:

Elephant in the room” is an English idiom for an obvious truth that is being ignored or goes unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.

It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook; thus, people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have made a choice. They are choosing to concern themselves with tangential or small and irrelevant issues rather than deal with the looming big one.

The term is often used to describe an issue that involves a social taboo, such as race, religion or even suicide. This idiomatic phrase is applicable when a subject is emotionally charged; and the people who might have spoken up decide that it is probably best avoided.

The idiom is commonly used in addiction recovery terminology to describe the reluctance of friends and family of an addicted person to discuss the person’s problem, thus aiding the person’s denial. It is sometimes invoked as a “pink elephant”, possibly in reference to alcohol abuse.

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31 thoughts on “SIDE VIEW’S WEEKEND THEME : ELEPHANTS : FRIDAY FLASH 55

  1. Loved the lingo !!! 🙂
    Ever noticed how it shuts it’s eyes, thinking no one can see it? hehehe…
    Scarlet reminded me of this cat..

    A wow 55, Cin!!

  2. Educate, Entertain and what was the third thing in the BBC charter? What you mean this isn’t the BBC? To hear or read my non-PC illustrated Friday 55 click here. Warning you may have to read the footnote after to make sense of it!

  3. Cindy…?
    I read them all…
    So far, this is ONE of my favorites!
    I really liked this Windy 55…
    Thanks for playing so fantastically well, and have a Kick Ass Week-End
    Galen

  4. I didn’t know the background on that. Very interesting! Thanks, Cindy.
    Have a great weekend and thank you for your response on the baboons. Mine is on the post. Appreciate it. lol

  5. Very good, and educational too!

    I guess maybe I’ll have to watch that movie all the way through sometime.

    And read To Kill A Mockingbird — so much to enjoy yet in life! 🙂

    xo

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  7. ahh… a number of people menioned elephants in rooms. didn’t realise the meaning. thanks.
    LOVE gone with wind btw

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